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The Gaylord Palms Resort has announced some exciting new fun for this summer! They are "hunkering down and preparing for an invasion", an invasion of Pirates, Princesses, Merfolk and mayhem!

Gaylord Palms Resort is known for their amazing family friendly events, specials and fun throughout the year. From their ICE! event during the winter to character dining in their amazing restaurants, the Gaylord Palms offers families visiting the Kissimmee Area theme parks and attractions not only a place to rest, but more fun and memory making!Gaylord Palms

This all new SummerFest, Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash, is sure to be a hit with families this summer. Taking place throughout the summer beginning May 27, 2016 and coming to a close August 21, 2016, Hotel Guests will enjoy everything from special character breakfasts and scavenger hunts to dining specials and room packages. Gaylord Palms Summerfest 2016 Princess Blackheart and Buccaneer Bash

This year's SummerFest theme, Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash, tells the story of a true Pirate Princess and her elevation to Ruler of the Pirate Kingdom. Hotel Guests of the Gaylord Palms are welcomed to join in the adventures through the following events:

Blackheart's Treasure Hunt - Throughout all of the Gaylord Palms, Pirates and Princesses young and old, are invited to search for Captain Blackhearts stashed priceless pieces of treasure.

The SoBe Splash Party - From dance pARRRties, pool games and lip sync battles, guaranteed fun is sure to be had!

Merfolk Academy - Leave your feet at the door because at the Merfolk Academy, hotel Guests can swap their feet for fins and immerse themselves in an underwater adventure.

Princess Priscilla's Coronation Character Breakfast - At this special character breakfast, Guests will get to meet Captain Blackheart, the Pirate King, and his daughter, Princess Priscilla, as well as a few other fun pirate characters. You don't have be a hotel guest to enjoy character dining, you just have reservations for the experience.

Y'ARRRd Games - Join us on the beautiful Coquina Lawn for some fun giant games competitions.

Shiver me Timbers, it's Morning Cartoons! - The Cypress Spring Pool will help kick off your day with your favorite cartoons.

First Mate Movies on the Deck - Enjoy old and new films on the Gaylord Palms poolside screen.

ARRRts & Crafts - Dig up your inner Pirate, or Princess and create your own jewelry or compete in the Pirate contest.

Pirate Invasion Parade - Join in the Pirate Parade throughout the Atrium, dressed in your Pirate or Princess best.

Stories and Chanties Under the Stars - Join Princess Priscilla as she relives stories of becoming the first female Pirate Captain, while enjoying some delicious s'mores under the stars.

The Gaylord Palms hasn't left the adults out of their SummerFest fun, with special adult dining events planned, there is fun for everyone! You don't need to be a Hotel Guest to experience these dining events, just have reservations at the eatery hosting the event.

On June 12, join Wreckers Sports Bar and local favorite, Cigar City Brewery for a four-course dinner chock full of uniquely brewed beer and possibly a mystery course.

Jack in July hits MOOR on July 13. This three-course dinner prepared by Chef Phillip Fisher will be paired with a variety of Jack Daniels whiskies.

The summer pairing series culminates in August at Old Hickory Steakhouse. In conjunction with Torres, the most admired wine brand in Europe, Chef George Yiu will take guests on a four-course culinary experience fit for royalty.

SummerFest featuring Princess Blackheart and the Buccaneer Bash takes place May 27 - August 21, 2016. You must be a hotel guest to experience everything except character dining.

Learn more about this event, or book your Summer vacation in Kissimmee, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort

 

 

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